I’ve mentioned that I’m doing my first craft fair, and the deadline for being ready is drawing near.
So this weekend, I had Zach help me with my doors. I had four old doors that I wanted to hinge together. I was going to hinge all four of them together, but that was going to make them really heavy, so I decided to just hinge two of them together and then I can just push them together to make them look like they’re connected.
Here they are, in the barn, upon completion:
Blue, Cream, White and Purple. Be still my artist heart.
Then I took a broom, brushed off the dust, and then ran a washcloth with some warm, soapy water over them.
I then took them up to the deck at our house, so I could so some more “work” to them.
I needed a sander which I borrowed from the cowboy’s brother, Bud. He has so many tools. It’s awesome.
There was a door with a lot of putty on it that needed to be sanded off. It was a white(ish) door and when I pulled off the replacement panel over where the vents were, it was a gorgeous blue. Plus I kind of figured there was paint under paint, under paint. And you’ve got to take advantage of such things if you’re me.
As I sanded off the putty- the other colors in the wood began to show up. The doors were already awesome, and as I lightly sanded with 80 grit sandpaper, the beauty underneath began to show through.
There was white paint, then blue and finally a yellow.
I started on the blue door- and found some pretty turquoise underneath it- though mainly it is blue.
The purple and white doors were next.
When I began sanding on the purple door I canot tell you how happy I was to see turquoise show up under the purple. I nearly cried.
The white door has a bit of butter-cream yellow under it.
After I’d sanded I moved them inside, since I don’t want them to get dirty again, or be rained on (not that it will rain or snow in this terrible drought we’re in), and now our living room is even more crowded. They kind of clash with the rusty-red walls I have in here too. But oh well! I need to get them ready to hold all the jewelry and the art (which is on its way this week).
I put this pretty, turquoise jewelry holder on the purple and turquoise door. It looks amazing.
The white/cream doors across the middle will house a lot of no-frame needed prints, and the blue door will house more jewelry.
I’ll be using 3M velcro hangers to hold everything onto the doors so I don’t put more nail holes in the doors and so they can be flexible, and fold up like they’re designed to do.
When they booth is up, there will be a lighted garland across the top and down the sides, there will be pallet shelves to hold cards and other gifts, and a candy dish with goodies.
What do you think of my door project?